(SHARKS/OCEANS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, Emerald Charters scuba diving guide Randy Jordan has established an unlikely friendship with a local group of sharks over the past year. Each day, he is greeted by an eight-foot-long lemon shark named Blondie who has taken a particular liking to Jordan.

“She recognizes me as soon as I go in the water and runs over to me. It almost looks like she’s smiling. She doesn’t want food, she just wants to be petted,” Jordan said. “If you don’t give her the attention, she’ll bump into you. You have to attend to her. That’s just the way she is. It is strange.”

Their peaceful friendship could easily change anyone’s opinion on sharks.

“If people knew how really non-aggressive sharks are as a species, they would lose the stigma they got from watching ‘Jaws’. When people see this, they start liking sharks,” Jordan said. “Humans kill 100 million sharks a year, so it’s important for people to change their thinking about them.”

It’s one of those things you just have to see to believe! — Global Animal